Condo Festival 2017
Taking over the spaces of 15 London art galleries for a month is Condo: a collaborative contemporary art project that features 36 international galleries displaying their finest bits on British soil. Independent galleries from Berlin, Oslo, Glasgow, New York, Tokyo, Cologne and other equally foreign cities take over London spaces like Arcadia Missa, Maureen Paley, The Sunday Painter and Carlos/Ishikawa. Likely to be some excellent art on show - check individual galleries for opening times as they may well vary.
Tickets: Free Entry
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